The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still being discussed a year after its release. Nintendo has continued to support the critically acclaimed game, adding DLC expansions such as 'The Master Trials' and 'The Champions' Ballad.' Now, fans can look forward to supplementary literature on the game. Dark Horse, the publisher of Nintendo books like Hyrule Historia, The Art of Splatoon, and the upcoming Super Mario Encyclopedia, will be releasing an art book dedicated solely to Breath of the Wild, the company announced. The book's title is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion, and is due out on November 20th.
Dark Horse: "This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs. This book features nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, 296 pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a 55-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team— "
Dark Horse has proven itself to be a masterful handler of Nintendo's properties. The company's first Nintendo book, the Hyrule Historia, was met with acclaim. Next month, Dark Horse will release The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, which talks all things Zelda from the original 1986 game to the high-definition remaster of Twilight Princess, according to the book's description from Dark Horse. With the Hyrule Historia, Art & Artifacts, the Encyclopedia, and now Creating a Champion, it has been an expensive time for Zelda fans. Of course, with the level of quality these books have, it appears to be money worth spent.
It goes without saying by now that Breath of the Wild is one of the most acclaimed games of this era. On Metacritic, it is both the highest rated Wii U game and the highest rated Switch game. Its open world and lore that is begging to be explored, has remained unparalleled. Dark Horse's art book should be fascinating based on the description. The story of Hyrule in Breath of the Wild is one of tragedy and hope, so it should be interesting to see it recounted in the book. Coupled with interviews and artwork - Creating a Champion looks to be a must-have for fans of the game.
Creating a Champion will not be cheap, retailing at $39.99, according to Dark Horse. However, the book is massive. The listing states the book to be 424 pages long, so it should be worth it for fans who want to read all things Breath of the Wild. Before this book, fans can look forward to the Zelda Encyclopedia in June, and then the Super Mario. Encyclopedia in October.